Archive for July 5, 2010

Former Gameworks managers to save ex-Gameworks spot in Columbus, Ohio

July 5, 2010

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Another Gameworks location has been “saved”, this time at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. This one will be run by the company which managed Gameworks stores from

The former Gameworks storefront in Columbus, OH

1999 to 2005, known as KDB. The Columbus site will be re-opened on Aug. 5th, with a new focus targeting older audiences, much like Dave and Busters. They also have a Gameworks card buyback program so if you still happen to have a card your money won’t be completely lost. There is little information on what kind of game selection will be present, all they have stated is that it will have “lots of new games.”

In light of this news, that leaves most of the closed Gameworks locations accounted for under new management, laying a blow to those who would use the Gameworks liquidation as a sure sign of the failing arcade industry.

More info here @ Dispatch.com

SSFIV news for the day

July 5, 2010

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In case anyone was wondering how Super Street Fighter IV came to be considered for an arcade release, Kotaku has a few minor details on that. It’s nothing mind blowing so I’m not really sure if this warrants a post all by itself but plenty of people are interested in the game and it’s nice to read about how the game’s producer was lobbying for an arcade release. Kotaku is wrong about that being the first picture of SSFIV running on an arcade cabinet, we already saw one almost a month ago, making the picture above the second known pic (not that it really matters). Unfortunately Capcom still seems to think that one player per cabinet on a game already released on consoles is a brilliant idea suitable to the thousands of locations they are targeting.  Not that it can’t be done, arcades still sell in the thousands of units but I have my doubts on this setup judging by what took place the first time around. It might look cool to have two or four machines running the game but I still contest that they are limiting their potential sales by pursuing the idea.